Call for papers
This is a call for papers for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference, hosted 25-27th March 2013 at the University of Birmingham (with papers being presented on the 26th March). The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers.
Papers with any theme on any topic within geography or a related discipline are invited, and postgraduates should feel comfortable presenting their work at any stage of its development. We would also welcome any papers or posters which deal with this year’s conference theme: ‘Geographical Transitions’. Papers could consider:
- how postgraduate research is forging new ground in geographical knowledge
- how challenges within contemporary society are transforming the discipline and postgraduate research
- how postgraduates are developing new and innovative methodologies to meet these challenges
- how postgraduates are diversifying the ways in which their research has impact beyond the academy
- how postgraduates can learn from previous debates to equip our understandings of current and future geographies
However, postgraduates should feel comfortable completely moving beyond this theme if they wish, or only touching on it briefty. The conference is designed to appeal to postgraduates at any stage of their degree working in or on geographical topics, from both the physical and human domains of geography, and to all related disciplines.
Guidelines for submission
Papers should be no more than 10 minutes in length with 5 additional minutes allocated for discussion afterwards. Abstracts of no more than 200 words (which must include a title for your paper and your university) should be submitted to the conference email address with the subject field ‘Paper abstract – [your name]’.
Posters should be A0 in size. They will be mounted on display boards throughout the day and presenters will be allocated a slot in which to answer questions. Abstracts of no more than 200 words (which must include a title for your poster and your university) should be submitted to the conference email address with the subject field ‘Poster abstract – [your name]’.
The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions has been extended to 1st February 2013.